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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 11th Generation M2L3EK Manual


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Getting Started

Welcome to your new Kindle Paperwhite. This short guide will familiarise you with all of the features and functions of your Kindle. Some Kindle features may not be available based on your country of residence or location. Please visit www.amazon.com/devicesupport for more information about specific features. Note that Audible-enabled devices are not available in all countries, including China.

Setting up your Kindle Paperwhite
Setting up your Kindle Paperwhite takes a few simple steps:

  • Select the device language.
  • Connect to a wireless network.
  • Register your Kindle to your Amazon account.

To set up a Bluetooth audio device when using Audible, see Pairing a Bluetooth audio device.
To set up a Bluetooth audio device when using VoiceView, see VoiceView screen reader.
If you have not done these steps yet, go to the Home screen now, select Set Up Your Kindle, and follow the on-screen prompts. If you bought your Kindle online using your Amazon account, it is already registered to you. To verify, tap the Home icon and look for your Amazon user name in the upper left corner of the Home screen. If it says My Kindle or shows the name of a previous owner instead of your own Amazon account name, you'll need to register it.
To register a Kindle that has been previously registered, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap My Account and then Register/Deregister Device. If you have enabled Sign-In Approval, you will need to enter your passcode followed by the security code sent to your phone when you register the device.
If you have difficulty connecting to your wireless network or need more information, see Network Connectivity. Once you have completed the setup process, Set Up Your Kindle will no longer appear on your Home screen.

Kindle controls

You need to learn only a few controls to use your Kindle Paperwhite.

Power button: To turn your Kindle on, press the Power button located on the bottom edge. If you need to turn off your Kindle screen, press and hold the Power button for 9 seconds until the Power dialog box displays and then tap Screen Off.
Your Kindle will go into sleep mode automatically after a few minutes of inactivity and a screensaver will display. This static screensaver uses no battery power. To put your Kindle in sleep mode, press and release the Power button. To wake up your Kindle, press and release the Power button.
If your Kindle does not power on or is unresponsive during use and you need to restart it, press and hold the Power button for 9 seconds until the Power dialog box displays and then tap Restart. If the Power dialog box does not display, press and hold the Power button for 15 seconds or until the LED light stops blinking.

Micro-USB/power port: You can use the supplied USB cable to connect your Kindle to a computer for charging the battery. You can also use the USB cable to transfer files to your Kindle. To charge your Kindle from a power outlet, you will need the Amazon 5W charger (sold separately) for the USB cable.
When charging, a lightning bolt appears on the battery status indicator at the top of the Home screen. The indicator light will turn amber while the battery is charging and green when it is fully charged. Charging should take less than two hours using the Amazon 5W charger (sold separately). Charging using third-party adaptors or from a computer USB should take less than three hours, but may take longer depending on the capability of the hardware. See Appendix A for information regarding use with other USB cables and power adaptors.

You can still use your Kindle while it is connected to your computer and charging via USB. To do so, unmount or eject it so that your Kindle exits USB drive mode.

  • Windows: Right-click on the “Safely remove hardware” icon in the task bar and follow the onscreen instructions to remove your Kindle.
  • Mac OS X: Drag the Kindle icon from the Desktop to the Recycle Bin. You can also click the Eject button next to the Kindle in any Finder window.

Your Kindle will then exit USB drive mode, but will continue to charge. If the charge indicator light on the bottom edge of the Kindle does not come on, make sure that the USB cable is fully inserted into your Kindle and into the USB port of the computer. If your Kindle is still not charging, try another USB port or electrical socket.

Note that if your Kindle is plugged into a low-powered USB port — such as those found on some keyboards and older computers — it will not receive enough power to charge. If your Kindle is exposed to water or other liquids, follow the care instructions in Appendix A.

Status indicators

At the top of the Home screen, you’ll see indicators that inform you about the status of your Kindle Paperwhite. To view these indicators within a book or document, tap the top of the screen to display the toolbars.

Wireless status indicators
The Amazon Whispernet service wirelessly delivers content to your Kindle whenever and wherever you want it. Your Kindle can connect to Whispernet via its built-in Wi-Fi capability; some models also include free mobile network connectivity to Whispernet. The more bars on the Wi-Fi or mobile network status indicator that are filled, the stronger the signal.

  • Your Kindle is connected to Whispernet using Wi-Fi. The more bars that are filled, the stronger the signal.
  • Your Kindle is connected to Whispernet using a mobile network. The more bars that are filled, the stronger the signal. The icon to the left of the signal-strength bars indicates the type of mobile network you are connected to. (Applies to Kindle Wi-Fi + Mobile.)
  • Your Kindle is in Aeroplane Mode. Wireless and Bluetooth connectivity is turned off.

Battery status indicator
The Kindle battery indicator and percentage shows remaining battery life as it discharges. When your Kindle is charging, a lightning bolt appears on the battery icon. Note that a weak wireless signal can increase power consumption.

Audio indicators
The Bluetooth indicator appears when your Kindle is on and searching for audio devices in pairing mode or a Bluetooth audio device is paired with your Kindle.
A Bluetooth audio device or VoiceView screen reader is connected or playing.

Activity indicator
This indicator appears in the top left corner of your Kindle screen when it is scanning or connecting to a network, busy downloading new content, syncing and checking for new items, searching for an item, opening a large PDF file or loading a web page.

Parental Controls indicator
This indicator appears when Parental Controls are enabled, either because you have turned on specific restrictions or because a Kindle for Kids profile is active. For more information, see Parental Controls.

Keyboard
Your Kindle Paperwhite has an onscreen keyboard. When you tap within the Search field or begin other actions that require you to type in information, the keyboard automatically displays at the bottom of the screen. Tap the keys to enter your selection and use the appropriate buttons to continue on to the next action. As you type, word suggestions based upon your entries display above the keyboard. Tap the word you want to select.

Tips:

  • Tap the Number and Symbol key to enter numbers or symbols.
  • Tap the Letter key to return to the regular keyboard.
  • Tap the Shift key to enter uppercase characters.
  • Tap the Shift key twice to enter all-cap mode, and tap it once to exit the mode.
  • To select a keyboard for a different language, tap the Quick Actions icon on the
  • toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Language & Dictionaries, then Keyboards.
  • To enter diacritics and special characters using the keyboard, press and hold the base letter’s key. For example, press and hold the n to display ǹ, ñ or ň.
  • A Globe key is added to your keyboard when you have selected multiple languages. To select a different keyboard, tap the Globe key.

Network connectivity

Books, magazines and other materials are delivered directly to your Kindle via its built-in network connectivity. Your Kindle can connect to your home Wi-Fi network or to hotspots located around the world, including at libraries, coffee shops and airports.
You can connect your Kindle to a wireless network manually or via a WPS-compatible router. Please select the appropriate instructions below.

Connecting manually:

  1. Tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings.
  2. On the Settings page, tap Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, then Wi-Fi Networks. A list of available Wi-Fi networks will be displayed. If you do not see the network you are looking for, tap the Rescan button to check again for available Wi-Fi networks.
  3. Tap the name of the network you want to use.
  4. Enter the network password if required. A lock symbol next to the network name indicates that it is password-protected.
  5. You can save your Wi-Fi password to Amazon for use later when setting up other compatible devices. To opt out of this feature, verify that the Save password to Amazon option is not selected when you enter your network password. For more information, see Managing your saved Wi-Fi passwords.
  6. Tap the Connect button. Once you have successfully connected to a network, the Wi-Fi status indicator will display the network's signal strength.

Connecting via WPS:

  1. Tap the Quick Actions iconon the toolbar, then tap All Settings.
  2. On the Settings page, tap Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, then Wi-Fi Networks. A list of available Wi-Fi networks will be displayed. If you do not see the network you are looking for, tap the Rescan button to check again for available Wi-Fi networks.
  3. Tap the name of the network you want to use.
  4. Press the WPS button on your router.
  5. Enter the network password if required. A lock symbol next to the network name indicates that it is password-protected.
  6. You can save your Wi-Fi password to Amazon for use later when setting up other compatible devices. To opt out of this feature, verify that the Save password to Amazon option is not selected when you enter your network password. For more information, see Managing your saved Wi-Fi passwords.
  7. Tap the WPS button. Once you have successfully connected to a network, the Wi-Fi status indicator will display the network's signal strength.

Tips:

  • If you do not remember your network password, check your router as there may be a sticker displaying the default password.
  • For information on deleting your saved Wi-Fi passwords, see Managing your saved Wi-Fi passwords.
  • Please note that your Kindle does not support connecting to ad hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
  • For connectivity issues, try turning Aeroplane Mode on and off. To access Aeroplane Mode, tap the Quick Actions iconon the toolbar.
  • If you are still having difficulties, please contact your Network Administrator, the individual responsible for maintaining the network you are trying to access, or your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Managing your saved Wi-Fi passwords

When connecting to a Wi-Fi network, you can choose to save your Wi-Fi password to Amazon. Once saved, we can configure your compatible devices so that you will not need to re-enter your Wi-Fi passwords for each device. Your Wi-Fi passwords are sent over a secured connection and are stored in an encrypted file on an Amazon server. Amazon may use your Wi-Fi passwords to connect your compatible devices but will not share them with any third party without your permission. Amazon handles any information that it receives, including your Wi-Fi passwords, in accordance with the Amazon.co.uk Privacy Notice.
To opt out of this feature, verify that the Save password to Amazon option is not selected when you enter your network password.
To change your Wi-Fi password in the future, perform the Wi-Fi setup process again from your Kindle. Once reconnected to your Wi-Fi network, your updated Wi-Fi password will be automatically saved to Amazon (if you have not opted out of this feature).
To delete any Wi-Fi passwords that you have saved from this device:

  1. Tap the Quick Actions iconon the toolbar, then tap All Settings.
  2. On the Settings page, tap Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, then Delete Wi-Fi Passwords.
  3. Tap Delete to confirm.

Aeroplane Mode
Aeroplane Mode disables wireless connectivity, including mobile, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. To turn on Aeroplane Mode, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap Aeroplane Mode.  The Aeroplane Mode status indicator will display at the top of the Home screen. To view it within a book or document, tap the top of the screen to display the toolbars. You can also access the Aeroplane Mode setting by tapping the Quick Actions iconon the toolbar, then tapping All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Wi-Fi & Bluetooth. Any periodical downloads or other pending updates that require a wireless connection will occur the next time you turn it back on.

VoiceView screen reader
The VoiceView screen reader enables you to navigate your Kindle using special gestures, receive voice guidance when you interact with items on the screen, and listen to millions of books. You can pair a Bluetooth audio device for use with the VoiceView screen reader when setting up your Kindle.
Please read all instructions before starting setup, then reference them as needed. There will be no audio announcement or feedback until the last step.

  1. Press the Power button once to turn on your Kindle. The Power button is located on the top edge of the device and the micro-USB/power port is located on the bottom edge of the device.
  2. Wait 45 seconds.
  3. Put your Bluetooth audio device into pairing mode.
  4. Press and hold the Power button for 9 seconds.
  5. Hold two fingers spaced apart on the screen for 1 second, then wait up to 2 minutes to hear audio.
  6. When you hear audio from your Bluetooth device, hold two fingers spaced apart on the screen.
  • Troubleshooting: If you do not hear audio from your Bluetooth device within 2 minutes of completing step 5, confirm your Bluetooth audio device is in pairing mode and repeat steps 4 and 5.
  • Once your audio device is connected and VoiceView is enabled for the first time, the VoiceView tutorial will begin. You will also be prompted to complete setup, including connecting to a wireless network and registering your Kindle.
  • To turn on VoiceView after setup, first make sure your Bluetooth audio device is on before waking your Kindle from suspend using the Power button. Next, hold down the Kindle Power button for 9 seconds, then hold two fingers on the screen. VoiceView audio will resume after 6 seconds. You can also turn VoiceView on and off in Settings. To manage VoiceView screen reader settings, tap the
  • Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Accessibility. If VoiceView is currently enabled the All Settings option in Quick Actions will change to be VoiceView Settings.

Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers
For Kindle with Special Offers devices, you will receive Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers that display only on the Home screen or screensaver — not within a book. Note that Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers are not available in all countries.

Screensaver
When your device is sleeping, a Special Offer will be displayed on your screensaver. To see more details on the offer, wake up your Kindle, then tap the Tap for Details area. To unlock your Kindle without viewing offer details, swipe your finger to unlock. Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers are updated regularly when your Kindle is connected to a network.

Special Offer banners
Special Offer banners are displayed at the bottom of the Home screen. To view additional details, tap the banner.
To view all available Special Offers:

  1. Tap the Home icon, and then tap the Menu icon.
  2. Tap View Special Offers.
  3. Tap on any available offer to view details about it.

Note that if you buy a Special Offer when your Kindle is offline, your order will not be processed immediately. The purchase will be queued and the transaction will be automatically completed the next time you connect to a network. To manage Special Offers, tap the Quick Actions iconthe toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap My Account and then Special Offers.

Your Kindle Paperwhite features a touchscreen interface that enables you to perform many tasks with just a tap or swipe of a finger. To select an item, simply tap it. For example, tap a book cover or title to open the book, or tap the Menu icon on the item's cover to view available options.

The Kindle Home screen
Your Kindle Home screen is organised into three sections: Recently Accessed Items, Your Reading Lists and Recommended for You.
Recently Accessed Items: The left side of the Home screen shows your three most recently accessed items. The percentage on the cover of the book indicates how far you have read. Tap the Your Library link on the Home screen to view more of your library.
Your Reading Lists: The right side of the Home screen shows free samples, Kindle books and Audible books that you have added to your Amazon Lists and Goodreads Want to Read shelf.
Recommended for You: The bottom of the first page of Home shows recommended books, Kindle tips, books from your Goodreads friends and more. Swipe, scroll or tap to see more personalised recommendations on page two of Home. For more information, see Recommended for You.
To access your library, tap Your Library in the top left of the Home screen. For information on managing your library, see Managing your Kindle Library.

Toolbars

EasyReach also lets you tap the top of the screen to display a toolbar. Toolbar options vary depending on what you are viewing.

Standard toolbar

Home: Tap to return to the Home screen, where you'll find a list of books and other content stored on your Kindle.
Back: Tap to retrace your steps. For example, you can follow a link from a book, and then tap the Back icon to return to your place in the book.
Quick Actions: Tap to access screen light controls, Aeroplane Mode, Bluetooth, Sync My Kindle and All Settings. The All Settings option will be replaced with VoiceView Settings when VoiceView is enabled.

Screen Light: Tap to access screen light controls. There are several ways to adjust screen brightness:

  • Drag your finger along the slider until you reach the desired setting.
  • Tap anywhere on the slider to select a specific setting.
  • Tap the icon to use a higher light setting.
  • Tap the icon to use a lower light setting.
  • Press and hold theicon to select the maximum brightness setting.
  • Press and hold the iconto choose the minimum brightness setting.

Aeroplane Mode: When selected, your Kindle will be placed in Aeroplane Mode and you will have no wireless or Bluetooth connectivity.
Bluetooth: When selected, your Kindle will turn on Bluetooth.
Sync My Kindle: Tap to synchronise your Kindle with other supported devices you own and Kindle reading applications.
All Settings: Tap to access settings that will let you further customise your Kindle experience. You can also access Settings by tapping the Menu icon, and then selecting Settings.

Goodreads: Tap to access Goodreads on Kindle. You will be prompted to sign into Goodreads or create a new account if you did not do so when setting up your Kindle.
Store: Tap to go to the Kindle Store. Your Kindle must have an active Wi-Fi or mobile network connection to use this feature.
Search: Tap to initiate a search. To exit search, tap outside the Search box.
Menu: Tap to display a list of helpful options, including Your Library, Your Reading Lists, Kindle Store, Audible Store, Goodreads, Kindle FreeTime (Kindle for Kids in the UK), Vocabulary Builder, Experimental Browser, Settings, View Special Offers (Kindle with Special Offers devices only) and Create New Collection.
When you're reading a book, menu options may include Shop Kindle Store, Shop Audible Store, Vocabulary Builder, Settings, Notes, About This Book, About the Author, Sync to Furthest Page Read and Word Wise. Note that About the Author is only available for books that support author profiles.

Reading toolbar
A secondary toolbar displays when you're reading a book and tap the top of the screen.

Go To: The Contents tab displays the book’s contents, including Beginning and chapter titles. Use the Page or Location option to further navigate your book. The options displayed will vary depending on the content you're reading. Tap the Notes tab to access your notes and highlights. You can also view Popular highlights by selecting the corresponding options under the Notes tab.

X-Ray: The X-Ray feature lets you explore the “Bones of the Book” with a single tap. For example, you can see all of the passages in a book that mention specific ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, topics and terms. You can also view notable clips and images from a book in a stack of cards organised on a timeline, enabling you to skim through the clips quickly and view all of the images in one place. If X-Ray is not available for a book, the option will not appear. For more information, see X-Ray.

Display Settings (Aa): Tap to display font and text options for your Kindle books, including font, font size, bold, line spacing, margins, screen orientation and alignment. You can also select your preferred reading progress tracking option. For more information, see Customising your text display.
Share: Tap to share your thoughts with friends using Goodreads on Kindle and other social networks.

Bookmarks: Tap to add or delete a bookmark on the current page, and view previously added bookmarks. The Bookmark icon on the toolbar changes from white to black on bookmarked pages. A preview pane displays when you tap a bookmark in the list. To go to the selected location, tap the preview pane. To exit the bookmark feature, tap outside of the bookmark dropdown.

Reading Navigation toolbars
When reading, tap the top of the screen to display the Reading Navigation toolbar. This toolbar displays the chapter name (if available), reading progress, and options to help you explore your book. For more information, see Navigating a book.

Switch to Listening: If you are reading a Kindle book with Audible and tap to display the Reading Navigation toolbar, a headphone icon will appear on the bottom right of the screen. Tap the icon to switch to the Audible Player to listen to the audiobook version.

Periodical toolbar

When you're reading a periodical, the toolbars are configured specifically for that purpose. To display the toolbar, tap the top of the screen.

Periodical Home: Tap to display highlights of this issue.
Sections and Articles: Tap to go to the content list of sections and articles in a newspaper or magazine. This option is not available in blogs.
A secondary toolbar is available when you're reading a periodical and are on the article detail page. Options include:
Display Settings (Aa): Tap to display font and text options for your periodicals, including font, font size, bold, line spacing, margins, screen orientation and alignment. For more information, see Customising your text display.
Clip This Article: Tap to clip an entire periodical article to the My Clippings file. The My Clippings file is located in your library and stores your notes, bookmarks, highlights and clipped articles.

Tap zones

The EasyReach feature of your Kindle lets you effortlessly turn pages in a book or periodical while holding the device with just one hand. Tapping almost anywhere in the display area will take you to the next page; the area is large enough to be tapped whether you hold the device with your left or right hand. Tap the left-hand side of the screen to go to the previous page. The EasyReach tap zones differ depending on whether your Kindle is in portrait or landscape mode. When reading, you can change the screen orientation by tapping the top of the screen to display the toolbars, and then tapping Display Settings (Aa). On the Display settings dialog box, tap the Page tab and then select the desired orientation.

Portrait Mode

Landscape Mode

If you prefer, you can change pages by swiping the screen with your finger. To go to the next page, swipe your finger from right to left across the screen. To go to the previous page, swipe your finger from left to right across the screen.

Shop for content anytime, anywhere

  • The Kindle and Audible stores offer a wide selection of Kindle books, Audible audiobooks, Kindle Singles, newspapers and magazines. To access the store, tap the top of the screen to display the toolbars, and then tap the Store icon. You will also find store options in some menus.
  • To navigate within the Kindle and Audible Stores, tap on any area of interest, then swipe left and right or up and down to move around pages and lists. You can search for a title, browse by category, check out the latest best sellers, see details about titles, read customer reviews or view recommendations personalised just for you. The Kindle Store also lets you download book samples.
  • When you're ready to make a purchase, the Kindle Store securely uses your Amazon 1-Click payment method. After you order, the Amazon Whispernet service delivers the item directly to your Kindle via your wireless connection. Books are downloaded to your Kindle immediately. Connect to Wi-Fi to download large file size books, such as Audible or Comics. The download progress will display below the book’s cover or title on the Home screen. A New banner on the book indicates when the book is ready to be opened. Newspapers, magazines, and blogs are sent to your device as soon as they're published—often even before they're available in print. If your Kindle is in Aeroplane Mode when a new issue of a periodical becomes available, the issue will be delivered automatically the next time you have a wireless connection.
  • Whispersync synchronises your Kindle device so that purchases and downloaded book samples within Kindle apps or other Kindle devices registered to your account are always available to you. This enables you to read or listen to a few pages using the Kindle application on your iPhone, iPad or Android device and then pick up right where you left off when you return to your Kindle device. For more information, see Reading Kindle content on other devices.
    Kindle Unlimited (known as Abonnement Kindle in France) is an optional monthly subscription that lets you read as much as you want on any device, and choose from over 1,000,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. You can freely explore new authors, books and genres from mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more. To learn more, visit the Kindle Store.

Recommended content

Your Kindle Home screen displays recommended content from the Kindle and Audible stores, Kindle e-reader tips, fun facts and more. Tapping on a recommended item will direct you to the Kindle Store or the Audible Store, where you can view additional details, read customer reviews and complete
purchases. To hide recommended content, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Device Options, Advanced Options, then set Home Screen View to Off.

Managing your Kindle Library
Your Kindle can store books, audiobooks, personal documents, newspapers, blogs and magazines, which are referred to collectively as “content” throughout this guide.
To view your content, tap Your Library on the Home screen. By default, all of your content in the Cloud and on your device displays. Items that have been downloaded to your Kindle display a tick in the lower-left corner of the cover image when in Grid view and on the right side of the screen when in List view. To view just the content downloaded to your Kindle, tap Downloaded in the top left of the screen.

You can view content on your library screen using the default Grid view, which displays the periodical or book cover, or by List view. To change the appearance, tap All Items or the currently selected filter and then select List or Grid view.

To view more information about a specific item and access a menu of applicable options, tap the Menu icon on the item’s cover (or to the right of the item’s name if using List view). Menu options vary, but may include Play Audible, Add to Kindle for Kids Library, Add to Home, Add to Collection, Go To…, Search This Book, View Bookmarks, Remove from Device, View on Goodreads, Add to Goodreads Shelf, and Share. You can also view these options by pressing and holding on the item's cover (or name if using List view).

Sorting Content
By default, your content is sorted by Recent, meaning that new items and the content you're currently reading are at the top. To change the sort option, tap the name of the existing sort order, located under the toolbar on the right side of the screen. Options include Recent, Title, Author and Collection.

Filtering Content
To filter your content by type, on your library screen tap All Items or the currently selected filter, located under the toolbar. Filtering options include:

  • All Items
  • Books
  • Audible
  • Comics
  • Periodicals
  • Docs
  • Collections

If you have set up an Amazon Household and enabled sharing, two new filtering options will appear under All Items:

  • My Items
  • Shared Items

Tap My Items to view only your items. Tap Shared Items to view only items that the other adult in your Household has shared.
You can also filter items that you have stored in the Cloud. To view your Cloud content, tap All in the top left of the screen.

Navigating Your Library
To navigate your library, you can swipe the screen to go to the next or previous pages. You can also tap the page number control located at the bottom right of the screen. For example, 1 of 2 indicates you are on page 1 and have 2 pages of content on your Kindle. When the dialog box is displayed, enter the page number you want to go to or the first letter of the title or author (depending on your current sort option).

Cloud Collections
Cloud Collections enable you to organise the content on your Kindle Paperwhite into customised categories that are stored in the Cloud. Your collections are synced between other devices and reading apps that are registered to the same Amazon account and that support Cloud Collections. You can add as many items as you like to each collection, including books and personal documents. Items can also be added to more than one collection. Audible content cannot be added to collections; however, you can add the Kindle book version. For information about devices and apps that support Cloud Collections, go to www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

To create a new collection:

  1. On the Home screen, tap Your Library in the top left of the screen.
  2. On your library page, tap the Menu icon.
  3. Select Create New Collection.
  4. Use the keyboard to type a name for the collection, then tap OK. This will display a list of the items on your Kindle that can be added to a collection
  5. Tap the checkbox next to an item's title to add it to the collection, and then tap Done when finished.

You can add or remove items at a later time. Tap the Menu icon on the collection’s cover when in Grid view or on the right side of the screen when in List view, and then tap Add/Remove Items. You can also view this option by pressing and holding on the collection's name or cover. Other options include Rename, Remove from Device and Delete. To exit a collection, tap the Home or Back icon.

To filter the content in your library by collection, tap All Items or the currently selected filter, and then Collections.
Collections downloaded to the device appear in your All Items, Books, Comics, Periodicals and Docs views. To download a collection, tap the Menu icon on the collection's cover when in Grid view, or on the right side of the screen when in List view, and then tap Add to Device. You can also view this option by pressing and holding on the collection's cover (or name if using List view). Note that this setting is device-specific and will not be saved when you deregister your Kindle. To remove a collection from your device, tap the Menu icon on the collection’s cover when in Grid view or on the right side of the screen when in List view, and then tap Remove from Device. You can also view this option by pressing and holding on the collection's cover or title.

Tips:

  • Deleting a collection that was created on a device or in a reading app that supports Cloud Collections, such as your Kindle, will delete it from the Cloud and other devices or reading apps that support Cloud Collections and are registered with the same Amazon account.
  • Deleting a collection from your Kindle does not remove the content stored on your device or in the Cloud. Items stored on your Kindle that were previously placed into the collection will appear on the Home screen and in the Cloud after the collection is deleted.

Device and Cloud storage

Content that is purchased from the Kindle or Audible Store is securely stored and available in the Amazon Cloud. This includes copies of all your books and audiobooks, along with recent issues of newspapers and magazines. To download content to your Kindle, go to Your Library, tap All, then select the content that you want to download.
On your library page, tap All in the top left of the screen to view all content associated with your account, including downloaded content and content that you have transferred to your device.
To only view content downloaded to your Kindle, tap Your Library in the top left of the Home screen. On your library page, tap Downloaded in the top left of the screen.
The Manage Your Content and Devices page, accessible from www.amazon.com/devicesupport, offers a handy way to view and manage your Kindle content, settings and account using a web browser.

Tips:

  • If you wish to download content that you have in the Cloud, tap All in the top left of your library screen, and then tap on the item(s) you want to download to your Kindle.
  • During the download process, you can cancel a download by tapping on the item's title.
  • To view items that are on your Kindle, tap All in the top left of your library screen and look for the tick in the lower-left corner of the cover image when in Grid view and on the right side of the screen when in List view.
  • Once you have downloaded an item, you can either open it from the Home screen or directly from Your Library.
  • Your personal documents are saved in the Cloud if they were emailed to your Kindle and you have enabled Personal Document Archiving. To manage this setting, go to the
  • Manage Your Content and Devices page, accessible from www.amazon.com/devicesupport. For information on personal document management, see Carrying and reading personal documents.
  • If you are preparing to go offline, tap All in the top left of your library screen and download to your Kindle any content that you want to have available when offline.
  • For information on managing your library, including sort and filter options, see Managing your Kindle Library.

Storage space

To view how much free space your Kindle has available for storing content:

  1. Tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings.
  2. On the Settings page, tap the Menu icon and then Device Info.

Transferring content from another Kindle

Transferring content from your old Kindle to your new one depends on the source of the content. Content purchased from the Kindle Store, such as books, periodicals and magazines, is securely stored and available in the Amazon Cloud.
Your personal documents are saved in the Cloud if they were emailed to your Kindle and you have enabled Personal Document Archiving. Personal content that was transferred directly to your previous Kindle, but was not e-mailed to it, will need to be transferred manually.
To download content stored in the Cloud to your new Kindle:

  1. On the Home screen, tap Your Library in the top left of the Home screen.
  2. On your library page, tap All in the top left of the screen.

To transfer personal content that was stored on your Kindle, but not e-mailed to it:

  1. Connect your Kindle to a computer using the supplied USB cable.
  2. Manually transfer the files/folders to the documents folder.

Removing items from your Kindle

To free up space on your Kindle, you can manually remove individual items, remove items by content type or quickly archive them.
To remove individual items, tap the Menu icon on the item's cover when in Grid view or on the right side of the screen when in List view, and then tap Remove from Device. You can also view this option by pressing and holding on a collection's name or cover. To change the appearance from Grid to List view, tap All Items or the currently selected filter, and then select List or Grid view. The remove options are contextual, which means they change depending on the type of content you are trying to remove. Your content will remain securely stored in the Cloud for download at a later time. Your personal documents are only saved in the Cloud if they were e-mailed to your Kindle and you have enabled Personal Document Archiving. Note that files transferred to your Kindle using the USB cable will be permanently deleted when you remove them, because they are not stored in the Cloud.

To manually select items by content type or quickly archive items, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Device Options, Advanced Options, then Storage Management. Settings include:

Manual Removal: Select items to remove from your Kindle based on content type, including Books, Audiobooks, Periodicals, Docs, Samples and Others. The items downloaded from the cloud will still be accessible by tapping All on your library page. Items that you manually transferred from your computer to your Kindle will be permanently deleted.
Quick Archive: This option allows you to free up storage space on your Kindle by removing items downloaded that have not been opened recently. The items downloaded from the cloud will still be accessible by tapping All on your library page. Items that you manually transferred from your computer to your Kindle will be permanently deleted.

Periodicals

Newspapers and magazines are stored in folders by periodical name. When you open the folder, you can select All to view all of the periodicals you have stored in the Cloud or Downloaded to view just the issues downloaded to your Kindle. Audible Periodicals are not stored in folders, and will appear in your library as single titles.
Issues that are more than eight issues old will be automatically deleted from your device to free up space for new content. Newspapers that are more than 14 issues old, and magazines that are more than 40 issues old, will be automatically deleted from the Cloud. “Expiring” next to an issue indicates that it will be deleted soon. Press and hold on a periodical folder to view the following options: Download Latest Issue and Remove All Back Issues. Note that Audible periodicals do not expire, and will remain on your device and in the Cloud.

You can view more options when you tap the Menu icon located on the periodical's cover when in Grid view or on the right side of the screen when in List view. Options include Add to Home, Add to Collection, Go To First Page, Go To Sections & Articles, Search This Issue, Keep This Issue, View Notes & Marks, View Back Issues and Delete This Issue. You can also view these options by pressing and holding on the name or cover of the issue.
There are two ways to keep a copy of an issue on your device:

  • On your library screen, tap Downloaded and then tap the Menu icon located on the issue's cover when in Grid view or on the right side of the screen when in List view. Select Keep This Issue from the options. You can also view this option by pressing and holding on the name or cover of the issue.
  • From within the issue, tap the Menu icon and then Keep This Issue.

You can access all of your back issues, regardless of age, on the Manage Your Content and Devices page, accessible from www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

Reading Kindle Documents

Understanding Kindle display technology
Your Kindle uses a high-resolution display technology called electronic paper. The display is reflective, which means you can read it clearly even in bright sunlight. Electronic paper uses ink just like books and newspapers, but it displays the ink particles electronically.
On occasion, your screen may seem to flash. This is part of the process of refreshing the e-reader page display. By default, your Kindle features fast, smooth page turns, minimizing the number of
page refreshes. To refresh the page with every page turn, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Reading Options and use the Page Refresh setting to set your preference. To refresh settings for manga, comics and picture books, tap the Menu icon and then tap the Page Refresh On/Off setting.

Customizing your text display
Your Kindle provides a quick way to adjust the appearance of books and periodicals. To access those settings when reading, tap the top of the screen to bring up the toolbars, then tap the Display Settings icon (Aa). A dialog box displays with three tabs: Font, Page and Reading Settings.

Tap the Font tab to:

  • Select from a list of available fonts. The Publisher font option is available on books that have a font embedded by the publisher.
  • Increase or decrease the font size by dragging your finger along the slider or tapping the plus or minus signs. You can also change the font size while reading by using a pinching motion.
  • Make any font bold and adjust between five levels of bold by dragging your finger along the slider or tapping the plus or minus signs.

Tap the Page tab to:

  • Adjust the spacing between lines.
  • Increase or decrease margin size.
  • Select a portrait or landscape screen orientation for reading.
  • Change text alignment. Options include justified and left-justified.

Tap the Reading Settings tab to:

  • Select your preferred reading progress tracking option.
  • Select whether or not to show the clock while reading.

Display Settings are device specific. Any changes you make to these settings will apply to all books you read on your Kindle. Note that your Kindle also applies kerning, optimises layout for large fonts and automatically optimises line spacing for faster, easier reading across all fonts.

Comic books

When reading comic books, use a pinching motion to zoom in and out. You can navigate through the panels by swiping your finger across the screen or tapping the sides of the screen.

To enter Kindle Panel View when reading a comic book, double-tap the screen. For manga books, you must first enable Kindle Panel View by tapping the Menu item and then tapping the Virtual Panel setting to On. You can now enter Kindle Panel View by double-tapping the screen. To access page refresh settings, tap the Menu item and then tap on the Page Refresh On/Off setting.

An improved manga experience with more advanced page-turn controls is now available on thousands of books. Press and hold for fast, continuous page turns. Drag left and right to adjust speed and direction. More books that support this new experience are being added every day.
Your Kindle automatically groups comics content by series to help keep your library organised. Each series will be represented in your library by the cover of the book you most recently interacted with, and will have an icon in the lower-left corner indicating how many books in that series you own or have downloaded. To access the book in a series grouping, tap on the cover image to see a list of the books. This series grouping also provides new sorting options, including series reading order (ascending/descending) and release date (ascending/descending). To turn this feature off, tap the
Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Device Options, Advanced Options and then Group Comics by Series. If you see a book that is grouped incorrectly, simply long-press the cover of the book and select Submit series feedback to let us know what to fix.

Children's books
Some Kindle children's books feature Kindle Text Pop-Up for reading text over images. You can navigate between Text Pop-Up sections by swiping your finger across the screen or tapping the sides of the screen. Children's books that support this feature will automatically open in this view. To exit Text Pop-Up and return to normal reading, double-tap the screen.

Images
You can increase the size of an image in a Kindle book for easier viewing. Simply press and hold your finger on the image and then release to display a magnifying-glass icon. A series of options will also display, including Highlight, Note, Share and Search. Tap the Menu icon on the options bar to view more options, such as Report Content Error. To return the image to normal size, tap on the image.
Some Kindle books let you zoom in further by placing two fingers close together on the centre of the screen and moving them apart. To zoom out, place two fingers slightly apart on the screen and pinch them together. While zoomed, drag your finger across the image to move to the area of interest. To return to reading, tap the X in the top-right corner of the image.

Tables
Enhanced viewing is available for tables that are interactive, enabling you to both pan and zoom. Tap on the table to display the panning and magnifying glass icons.
To pan, tap the panning icon and then drag your finger across the screen in the direction you want to pan. You can select text in the table by pressing and holding on the text, and then dragging your finger across the screen to select it. To edit the range of your highlight after you have selected it, press and hold on the handle at the start or end of the highlight and drag your finger across the screen to the desired location. A series of options also display, including Highlight, Note, Share and Search. Tap the Menu icon on the options bar to view more options, such as Wikipedia, Translation and Report Content Error. You can also swipe through the cards to view the X-Ray topic (if available), dictionary definition, Wikipedia entry and, if applicable, an option to translate the selected word. To exit panning mode, tap the table.
To zoom, tap the magnifying glass icon. To zoom in further, place two fingers close together on the centre of the screen and move them apart. To zoom out, place two fingers slightly apart on the screen and pinch them together. While zoomed, drag your finger across the table to move to the area of interest. To return to reading, tap the X in the top-right corner of the table.

Interacting with your content

Your Kindle gives you access to features that are not available with printed materials, such as instantly viewing word definitions, easy access to footnotes, and end-of-book actions. Just as with a traditional book, you can also highlight favourite passages, add notes and create bookmarks. Smart Lookup lets you select a word or multiple words and view a number of options, such as Highlight, Note, Share and Search. A series of cards display available information, and may include X-Ray, Wikipedia, dictionary definitions and translation options. To switch between cards, simply swipe from side to side.

About This Book
Before starting a new book, you can get valuable information and perform actions to improve your reading experience. Options vary by book, but may include:

  • Typical time to read
  • About the series
  • Update your reading status on Goodreads
  • About the Author
  • More by the Author
  • X-Ray
  • See All Images
  • Popular Highlights
  • Mentioned in this book
  • Customers who read this book also bought
  • Settings

To enable or disable this feature, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Reading Options, Highlights & About This Book, then About This Book.

Item menus

To view more information about a specific item and access a menu of applicable options, tap the Menu icon on an item’s cover when in Grid view or on the right side of the screen when in List view. You can also view these options by pressing and holding on the item's name or cover. The available options are contextual, which means they change depending on what you're currently doing with the device and your services and subscriptions. Actions may include Play Audible, Add to Goodreads Shelf, Add to Kindle for Kids Library, Return Kindle Unlimited Book (known as Return Abonnement Kindle Book in France), Add to Collection, Go To, Search This Book, Remove from Device, View on Goodreads and Share. Note that About the Author is only available for books that support author profiles. On devices that are waterproof, you will find a Disable Touchscreen option. This option temporarily turns off touch functionality. Swiping will still turn the page. To re-enable touch again, press the power button to put your device in sleep mode and press once again to wake it up.

Dictionary
Your Kindle includes one or more dictionaries for each supported language. After you have registered your Kindle successfully, all of your dictionaries will be available in the Dictionaries collection either on the Home screen or in the Cloud. The dictionaries available will differ depending on the language you select.

To change your default dictionary:

  1. On the Home screen or when reading, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings.
  2. On the Settings page, tap Language & Dictionaries.
  3. Tap the Dictionaries option.
  4. The currently selected dictionary displays below the dictionary language. An arrow to the right of the language indicates that there are multiple dictionary options for that language. Tap the dictionary language to view all of the available dictionaries for that language.
  5. Use the radio buttons to select the dictionary that you want to use, and then tap the OK button.

To look up the definition of a word while reading, press and hold to select the word. A card displays with the definition of the word. You can change your dictionary by tapping on the name of the current dictionary. An option to select a new dictionary will display.
The Smart Lookup feature integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray, Wikipedia, Word Wise and Bing Translate so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page. To switch between cards, simply swipe from side to side or select Word Wise or Wikipedia from the dropdown menu. If the selected word is also an X-Ray topic, Smart Lookup will display the X-Ray tab. For more information, see X-Ray.

Search

Tap the Search icon to initiate a search and display the onscreen keyboard. When you search from the Home screen, the default search is your library and the Kindle and Audible Stores. To initiate a full search and view results from your library, Kindle Store, Audible Store, Goodreads, Text in Books, Dictionary and Wikipedia, tap the Search Everywhere option that appears as you type in the search criteria.
To search within a book or document when reading, tap the top of the screen to bring up the toolbars and then tap the Search icon and enter the text you want to search for. The results will include matches from the book or document, as well as any notes and highlights that you have made.

Tips:

  • For results from All Items, your Kindle will actively display title/author matches in a dropdown menu as you type in the search criteria. To go directly to an item, tap the match in the dropdown. If a match is found for a book, it will take you to the most recent page read or download the book if you have it in the Cloud.
  • For results from the Kindle Store, your Kindle will actively display the suggestions in a dropdown menu as you type in the search criteria. When you tap a match in the dropdown, it shows the results in the Kindle Store. Tap the Search Everywhere option to broaden your search.
  • From the Experimental Web Browser, tap to the left of the address field to display all of the search filter options: Web Address, Google and Kindle Search.
  • Searching will be limited if Parental Controls are enabled and will not include results from the Kindle Store, Goodreads and Wikipedia.
  • Tap the Clear History link to delete your search history.
  • When searching while using Goodreads on Kindle, the default search is by title and author within the Goodreads catalogue. To add a book to your Goodreads shelves, tap Want to Read or the Shelf icon next to the book in the search results. Tap on a book cover to read reviews and view details in the Kindle Store. For more information, see Goodreads on Kindle.

The Search option also displays when you select a table or image and highlight a word or passage. To exit search, tap the X on the right side of the search bar.

Notes and highlights
You can add notes and highlights by pressing and holding on text, and then dragging your finger across the screen to select it.

Tips:

  • To highlight over to the next page, drag your finger to the bottom-right corner of the screen and the page will turn. You can highlight across multiple pages by continuing to drag your finger to the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • To highlight to the previous page, drag your finger to the top-left corner of the screen and the page will turn. You can highlight across multiple pages by continuing to drag your finger to the top-left corner of the screen.
  • To edit the range of your highlight after you have selected it, press and hold on the handle at the start or end of the highlight and drag your finger across the screen to the desired location.

To add a note, highlight a single word, multiple words or a sentence, and then tap Note. Additional options include highlighting the selected text, sharing with friends on Goodreads on Kindle and other social networks, and searching the book, all text or the Kindle Store. Tap the Menu icon on the options bar to view more options, including opening the dictionary and reporting an error with the content. You can also swipe through the different cards to view the X-Ray topic (if available), dictionary definition, Wikipedia entry, and an option to translate the selected word.

Notes will appear as superscripted numbers within the text. To view a note the next time you visit that page, simply tap on the number. You can view all of your notes and highlights by tapping the Go To option on the secondary toolbar when reading and tapping the Notes tab. The notes and highlights closest to your current reading location will display first in the list. You can also view notes by tapping the Menu icon and selecting Notes.

If several other Kindle users have highlighted a particular passage in the book you are reading, you will see that passage underlined. To turn off these highlights, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Reading Options, Highlights & About This Book, and change the Popular Highlights setting.
Notes and highlights are added to a file in your library called My Clippings. When Whispersync for Books is set to Enabled, these items are stored in the Cloud for you so they won't be lost. To manage the Whispersync for Books setting, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Device Options, Advanced Options, and then Whispersync for Books.

Bookmarks
Amazon's Whispersync technology automatically saves your place in whatever content you are reading. To bookmark a page, tap the Bookmark icon on the reading toolbar and tap the plus sign next to the location or page information. You can also add a bookmark by tapping the top-right corner of the screen. A black bookmark will appear in the top-right corner of the page and the location and chapter will be displayed. The Bookmark icon on the toolbar changes from white to black on bookmarked pages.

Tips:

  • You can view a list of all of your bookmarks within a book by tapping the Bookmark icon on the reading toolbar or by tapping the top-right corner of the page.
  • To preview a bookmarked page or location, tap any bookmark in the list. To go to the selected location, tap inside the preview pane. To remain on the current page and exit the bookmark feature, tap outside of the preview pane.
  • To delete a bookmark, tap the Bookmark icon on the reading toolbar, find the bookmark you want to delete in the list, tap the bookmark to select it, and then tap the X next to it.
  • Bookmarks are added to a file in your library called My Clippings. When Whispersync for Books is set to Enabled, these items are stored in the Cloud for you so they won't be lost.

To add a bookmark when listening to an Audible book, tap the Add Bookmark button on the toolbar at the top of the Audible Player. These are audio-only bookmarks. To associate a note with an audiobook bookmark, tap the Add Note button.

Footnotes, endnotes and chapter notes

To quickly preview a footnote, endnote or chapter note without losing your place in the book, tap the note. These notes are displayed in a pop-up panel either at the bottom of the page when the note will fit in the bottom-third of the page or full screen if the note will not fit in the bottom-third of the page. To go to the selected location, scroll to the bottom of the preview pane and tap the “Go To” option. To return to your original location, tap the preview pane. Please note that not all books support this feature.
You can learn more about a book mentioned within the book you are reading through this feature.

Click on the Book icon next to the name of a book to learn more about the mentioned book.
Please note that not all books support this feature.

Before You Go…
The Before you go… dialog box appears when you reach the end of a book, or after you swipe past the final page of a book. It lets you rate the book using stars, update your reading status on Goodreads, find out more about the author, and purchase the next book if in a series.

Navigating a book
There are multiple ways to navigate through a book quickly:

  • Page Flip
  • Go To

Page Flip
Page Flip lets you preview other pages in a book without leaving your current page or losing your place. To open Page Flip, tap the top of the screen to display the Reading Navigation toolbar, and then tap one of the Page Flip icons at the bottom of the screen.

The first icon allows you to preview one page at a time. The second icon lets you preview nine pages at a time (only available in selected books). You can also swipe from the bottom of the screen while reading to jump right into Page Flip.

Once in Page Flip, press, hold and drag the circle forwards or backwards, or tap on the progress bar to preview a new page or location in the book. Use the arrows or swipe within the preview pane to flip through your book page by page.

Tips:

  • To skim through chapters, tap the arrows.
  • To return to your original location, tap the X on the preview pane.
  • To re-centre Page Flip on the page you were reading, tap “< Page #” or “< Loc #” at the bottom of the screen.
  • To go to the selected location, tap the page you are previewing.

Go To

You can also navigate through your book using the Go To item on the reading toolbar, accessible by tapping the top of the screen. The Contents tab displays the book’s contents, including Beginning, End and Chapters. Use the Page or Location option to navigate further to a specific page or location in your book. The options displayed will vary depending on the content you&apos;re reading. Tap the Notes tab to access your notes and highlights.
Once you have used the navigation options to go through your book, you can also view your previous reading history. To access this history, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to display Page Flip and tap the arrows next to the Location or Page numbers at the bottom of the screen. Note that this history is cleared when you exit the book.

Playing Audible books

Your Kindle lets you shop for, purchase and listen to Audible books. To purchase audio content directly from your device, go to the Audible Store or purchase the audiobook and Kindle book versions as a pair from the Kindle Store. To access the Kindle and Audible Stores, tap the top of the screen to display the toolbars, then tap the Store icon. You will also find store options in some menus. If you are not an Audible member, you can sign up for membership from the Audible storefront or from the detail page of any Audible book. Note that Audible-enabled devices are not available in all countries, including China.

Pairing a Bluetooth audio device
To listen to Audible books on your Kindle, you must first pair a Bluetooth audio device, such as headphones or speakers. There are two ways you can pair a Bluetooth audio device.

Pairing a Bluetooth device when opening an audiobook:

  1. Tap Your Library from the Home screen, then tap Downloaded.
  2. Tap on the audiobook you want to listen to. If you have not paired a Bluetooth device, you will receive a prompt to do so after the Play button is pressed.
  3. Put your Bluetooth audio device into pairing mode.
  4. Tap on the Bluetooth device you want to use.
  5. Once the device is paired, the audiobook will play through that device.

Pairing a Bluetooth device via Settings:

  1. Put your Bluetooth audio device into pairing mode.
  2. Tap Your Library in the top left of the Home screen. Tap the Quick Actions icon
    on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, then Bluetooth devices.

If you are having trouble pairing your device, common troubleshooting steps include:

  • Ensuring the device is turned on and in pairing mode.
  • Tapping the Rescan button to refresh the list of devices.
  • Dismissing and reopening the Kindle Bluetooth dialog box.
  • Turning the Bluetooth setting off and on.
  • Turning the device off and on again.

Using the Audible Player

The slider at the top of the Audible Player allows you to navigate to any portion of the current chapter. The time left in a given chapter displays above the slider, and the current chapter displays below the slider.

  • Rewind: Tap to rewind thirty seconds in your audiobook.
  • Play/Pause: Tap to play and pause your audiobook. You can also control playback from your Bluetooth device, if supported.
  • Fast Forward: Tap to fast forward thirty seconds in your audiobook.
  • Speed: Displays the current listening speed and allows you to select a new speed.
    Chapters: Tap to select and listen to any chapter in the book. Playback will start from the new chapter after the chapter has been selected. You can also see the duration of each chapter in this dialogue.
  • Add Bookmark: Tap to add a bookmark. For more information, see Audiobook bookmarks.
  • Volume: Controls volume on your Kindle. You can also control volume from your Bluetooth device, if supported.
    • Tap to raise the volume.
    • Tap to lower the volume.
  • Bluetooth Connected: The Audible Player will show you if a Bluetooth device is connected, and the connected device’s name. You can also tap here to connect to a previously paired Bluetooth device or pair a different Bluetooth device.
  • Switch to Kindle book: If you own both the audiobook and Kindle book, this option displays. Use it to switch back to the reading experience and pick up reading your book from the same place you were listening.

Audiobook bookmarks

For audiobooks, tap the Add Bookmark button at the bottom of the Audible Player. This will add a bookmark at the current location in your audiobook. These are audio-only bookmarks. To associate a note with an audiobook bookmark, tap the Add Note button. To view all of the bookmarks and notes for your audiobook, tap the Menu icon and select Bookmarks and Notes.

Tips:

  • Selecting a bookmark will automatically start playback from that location.
  • To edit an existing bookmark, tap the Menu icon associated with the bookmark and select Edit Bookmark.
  • To edit an existing bookmark, tap the Menu icon associated with the bookmark and select Delete Bookmark.

Downloading Audible books

If you own both the audiobook and the Kindle book, but do not have the audiobook on your device, you can download the audiobook directly from the Audible Player if you are connected to Wi-Fi. If you are in the middle of reading the Kindle book version, your Audible book will be ready to play once the download reaches your current reading location. If you have not previously read or listened to the book, your audiobook will be ready to play after 5% of the book has been downloaded.

You can also download your Audible book via the Menu icon. On the Home screen, tap Your Library in the top left of the screen. On your library page, tap the Menu icon on the book cover when in a Grid view or the Menu icon to the right of the item when in List view, then select Download Audible book.

To download an Audible book without a companion Kindle book, on the Home screen, tap Your Library in the top left of the screen. Tap the book cover to start the download. Your audiobook will be ready to play after 5% of the book has been downloaded.
To cancel a download, on the Home screen, tap Your Library in the top left of the screen. Tap the Menu icon , then select Cancel download. You can also cancel it from the Audible Player by tapping the Cancel icon on the cover of the book.

Audiobook Library Management

If you own the audiobook and the companion Kindle book, they will appear as one item in your library and a pair of headphones will display to the right of the book name when in List view, and on the top right of the cover when in Grid view. When you own both items, deleting the Kindle book will also delete the audiobook.
If you own only the Audible book, the word “Audible” will display to the right of the book name when in List view, and an Audible banner will appear at the bottom of the cover when in Grid view.

You can also filter to only see Audible books. To learn more about filtering content, see Filtering Content.
To download an Audible book with a companion Kindle book, open the Kindle book, tap the top of the screen in the book to bring up the toolbars, then tap on the headphone icon to switch to the Audible player. Once in the Audible player, tap the Download button on the Audible cover.

Features

X-Ray

The X-Ray feature lets you explore the “Bones of the Book” with a single tap, enabling you to see all of the passages in a book that mention specific ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, topics and terms. X-Ray also extracts notable clips, people, terms and images from a book and presents them in a stack of cards organised on a timeline so you can quickly skim through the clips and view all of the images in one place.

When you&apos;re reading a book, press and hold on a character’s name or a place mentioned in the book to view the corresponding X-Ray topic. Tap the card to view the full X-Ray topic. You can also tap the top of the screen to display the secondary reading toolbar, and then tap X-Ray. If X-Ray is not available for a book, the option will be disabled. X-Ray will scan your entire book and a dialogue box will display. Tap the timeline to view notable clips in other parts of the book. Additional excerpts beyond your furthest page read are hidden until you tap to show all excerpts. Note that X-Ray is not available for all Kindle books or in all countries. Look for X-Ray Enabled in the Kindle Store description of the book to find out if a book has X-Ray.

Word Wise

Word Wise, available on many popular English-language titles, makes it easier for readers learning English and kids reading their first chapter books to understand challenging books more quickly. When Word Wise is on for an enabled title, short and simple definitions display above difficult words automatically so you can keep reading without the need to look up words. To learn more or see the various meanings the same word can have in a different context, tap the word to display a card with definitions, synonyms and more. Tap Word Wise in the bottom-right corner of the screen and use the slider to adjust the number of hints you see. To turn on Word Wise, tap the Menu icon and select Word Wise.

You may also see multiple-choice hints for words with more than one possible meaning when we are not quite sure which is the right one. For those words, we show you our best guess above the word. When you tap the hint, all possible meanings of the word display and you can let us know which one is most helpful in the given sentence. To turn off multiple-choice hints, tap the Menu icon and select Word Wise, and then disable Show Multiple-Choice Hints.

Vocabulary Builder

  • Words you look up in the dictionary are added to Vocabulary Builder automatically. To view your word list and quiz yourself with flashcards, select Vocabulary Builder from the menu on the Home screen or while reading a book.
  • To view your word list, tap Words in the top left of the screen. Tap a specific word to view its definition and a usage example. To view your words by book, tap the Books link.
  • When you tap Flashcards at the bottom of the screen, Vocabulary Builder selects a set of words from the current list and displays them as flashcards. To view a word’s definition, tap See Definition in the top-left corner of the flashcard. Tap Exit Flashcards to return to the Vocabulary Builder feature. Tap the Learning link on the Vocabulary Builder main screen to see how many words you are currently learning and how many you have already mastered.
  • To turn Vocabulary Builder off, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Reading Options, Language Learning, and then from Vocabulary Builder tap the On/Off toggle to Off mode. Note that words you look up are not added to Vocabulary Builder when it is off.

Kindle for Kids

Kindle FreeTime (known as Kindle for Kids in the UK) lets you create a personalised experience for up to four child profiles, giving you complete control over what content each child can access. Kids earn achievements that help them keep track of their personal reading accomplishments. Access to the Kindle Store, the Experimental Web Browser, Goodreads and Wikipedia is automatically blocked. Children can only read books that you have given them access to.

Setting up Kindle for Kids
To get started, tap the Menu icon and then tap Kindle for Kids. After tapping Get Started, you will be prompted to set a Parental Controls password if you do not already have one. To create a profile for your child, enter your child’s first name, date of birth and gender. An introduction page displays with details on how to sign up for Kindle for Kids Unlimited.

Next, a list of the titles in your library displays. Tap the checkbox next to an item’s title to add it to your child’s Kindle for Kids library, and then tap OK.
Set Access to Achievements to On to enable your child to view earned achievements. Use the Daily Reading Goal option to specify the number of minutes your child should read each day. Then tap Finish to complete the profile setup.

To add or remove books from your child’s reading list later, tap the profile icon next to your child’s name on the Kindle for Kids main screen, then tap Library.
You can create up to four Kindle for Kids profiles. Once you have completed the profile setup process, tap the Menu icon and then tap Kindle for Kids to access profiles. To manage a profile later, tap the profile icon next to a child’s name. Options include Progress, Library, Edit, Delete and Subscription. Choosing the Delete option will permanently delete the profile, including that child&apos;s reading statistics and any achievements they may have earned.

To exit, tap the Back button on the toolbar. To access it again, tap the Menu icon and select Kindle for Kids. To start a session for your child, tap on your child’s name. To end a child’s session, tap the Menu icon and select Exit Kindle for Kids. You will be prompted to enter your Parental Controls password.

Using Kindle for Kids

To view your child’s progress, tap the profile icon next to their name, then select Progress. Tap the Books link in the top left of the screen to view the percentage of each book read, total reading time, average reading time per session and the number of words that your child looked up in the dictionary.
Tap the Activity link in the top-left corner to view the number of achievements, progress towards the daily reading goal, pages read, hours read, books finished and the total number of looked-up words. Use the arrows to view progress within the last week. Tap the date to view achievements by day, month and total. Tap the Achievements link in the top-right tab to see which achievements your child has earned.
Your child will see a customised Home screen, including the books that you selected and a new Progress icon on the toolbar. Tapping the Progress icon displays the same Book and Activity links that you see, and the Achievements link if you elected to turn on the Access to Achievements option.

Managing your Amazon Household
You can set up a Household with another adult in your family, enabling both of you to jointly manage up to four Kindle for Kids child profiles. Family Library lets you share books with each other across Amazon devices and Kindle apps. This will not impact your annotations, most recent page read and furthest page read in books. Please read this section prior to creating a Household to familiarise yourself with the process and terms.

To add a second adult to your Household:

  1. Tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Household & Family Library.
  2. Tap Add a New Person and then Add Adult. You will be prompted to pass your Kindle to the adult you would like to add to your Household.
  3. The second adult must enter a unique Amazon account ID and password. If they do not have one, they can follow the link to create one.
  4. The second adult will be given the opportunity to enable sharing. They can choose if they want to share all of their purchased books or just individual books with you. By choosing to enable sharing, they are authorising you to use credit cards associated with their Amazon account for purchases on Amazon.
  5. The second adult will be prompted to pass your Kindle back to you.
  6. You will also be given the opportunity to enable sharing. You can choose if you want to share all of your purchased books or just individual books with the second adult. By choosing to enable sharing, you are authorising the second adult to use credit cards associated with your Amazon account for purchases on Amazon.

To add a child to your Household:

  1. You will be prompted to set a Parental Controls password if you do not already have one.
  2. To create a profile for your child, enter your child’s first name, date of birth and gender. This will create a Kindle for Kids profile for your child. For more information on setting up and managing this profile, see Kindle for Kids.

To edit attributes associated with adults in your Household, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap Household & Family Library. Tap the name of the individual to:

  • Manage Family Library
  • Manage Share All Books
  • Select devices that show shared content
  • Manage payment methods
  • Remove that individual from the Household on all devices

Note that leaving a Household will result in both adults not being allowed to join or start a Household for 180 days, and the Household cannot have another adult added for 180 days. Your digital content and payment methods will no longer be shared with the other adult in the Household. You will also no longer be able to administer child accounts that are part of the Household. You can manage individual books for sharing on the Manage Your Content and Devices page, accessible from www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

Goodreads on Kindle

  • Connect to the world&apos;s largest community of readers with Goodreads on Kindle, where you can find personalised book recommendations, keep track of what you have read and want to read, and see what your friends are reading. Tap the Goodreads icon on the toolbar to get started. You will be prompted to sign into Goodreads or create a new account if you did not do so when setting up your Kindle.
  • When you create a new account, you will have the opportunity to add Facebook friends. If you connect using your Facebook account, any Facebook friends who are also on Goodreads will be automatically added to your Goodreads friend list. The more friends and readers you follow, the more book recommendations you will see in your Updates.
  • When you log in with an existing Goodreads account, your account data will sync with your Kindle, including your Friends list and your Want to Read, Currently Reading and Read shelves.
  • Keep track of what you are reading by adding books to your Goodreads shelves. When setting up your account, you will be directed to a list of your Amazon book purchases, both digital and physical. You can rate books you have read from one to five stars. Rating a book adds it to your Read shelf. You can also tap the Shelf icon to shelve the book as Currently Reading or Want to Read. Shelved and rated books are publicly visible on your Goodreads profile. You can always remove a shelved book later by tapping the Shelf icon and selecting Remove from Shelf.
  • You can also add a book to your Goodreads shelves from the Home screen of your Kindle. Tap the Menu icon on the item’s cover when in Grid view or on the right side of the screen when in List view, and then tap Add to Goodreads Shelf. You can also view this option by pressing and holding on the book&apos;s name or cover. Then from the Select Goodreads Shelf pane, you can shelve the book as Read, Currently Reading or Want to Read.

Goodreads on Kindle has four tabs located in the top corner:

Updates: View recent updates from friends and readers you follow, including book reviews and what they are currently reading. You can like and comment on any review. You can also rate and shelve books in your Updates feed. Tap on a book cover to read more reviews. Tap on a reader&apos;s name to view their Goodreads profile and more books on their shelves.
Shelves: View all books on your shelves. You can filter by shelf type (Read, Currently Reading and Want to Read), move books to different shelves, and add Amazon books to your shelves.
Recommendations: View personalised recommendations based on favourite genres and books that you have rated. You can mark books as Want To Read or rate them. The more books you rate, the better the recommendations you will get.
Friends: View all readers in your Goodreads network. You can filter by friends, readers you follow and readers following you. You can also select Find Readers to Follow to expand your network. Tap on a reader&apos;s name to view their Goodreads profile and books on their shelves.
There is also a profile icon that you can tap to view your Goodreads profile, including your shelved books, friends and recent updates.

Tips:

  • Tap Want to Read when you find a book that interests you. You can also tap the Shelf icon to mark a book as Read, Currently Reading or Want to Read.
  • Tap stars to rate a book from one to five stars.
  • Tap on a book cover to read reviews, purchase some titles with 1-Click and view book details in the Kindle Store.
  • Search for your friends, approve friend requests and view personalised book recommendations on www.goodreads.com.

You must have a Wi-Fi connection to use most Goodreads on Kindle features. Note that Goodreads is not available in all countries.

Time to Read
Your Kindle includes Time to Read, a feature that helps you know how long it will take to finish a chapter or book and displays that information on the Reading Navigation toolbar located at the bottom of the screen. To customise this feature, tap the top of the screen to bring up the toolbars and then tap the Display Settings icon (Aa). A dialog box displays with three tabs: Font, Page and Reading Settings. Tap the Reading Settings tab to select your preferred reading progress tracking option:

  • Location in book
  • Page in book
  • Time left in chapter
  • Time left in book
  • None

Note that not all Kindle books include page numbers. To hide reading progress, select the None option.
As Kindle books can be read on devices with different screen sizes, locations identify specific places in a book, just like a page number would for a print book. Location numbers allow you to direct a friend to the exact same place in a Kindle book you are reading. Many Kindle books also contain page numbers that correspond to the real page numbers in an actual print book.

The Time to Read feature uses a unique algorithm to estimate the amount of time it will take you to complete the chapter or book based on your past and current reading speed. Your specific reading speed is stored only on your Kindle; it is not stored on Amazon servers.
When you tap the top of the screen, the chapter name (if available) also displays on the Reading Navigation toolbar.

On your library page, dots below the book title indicate how long the book is, with bold dots showing how far you have read.

Getting More from Your Kindle Paperwhite

Carrying and reading personal documents

Your Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print them. You and your approved contacts can e-mail documents to your Kindle. To locate your Send- to-Kindle e-mail address, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap My Account and find the e-mail address under Send-to Kindle E-mail. Your e-mailed personal documents will be backed up in your library and ready to download at any time when Personal Document Archiving is enabled. To learn more about this feature and enable Personal Document Archiving, go to the Manage Your Content and Devices page (accessible from www.amazon.com/devicesupport).

You can send Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX), PDF, HTML, TXT, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PRC and MOBI files to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can add notes, highlights and bookmarks, which are synchronised across devices, together with the last page you read, via our Whispersync technology. Synchronisation of notes, highlights, bookmarks and last page read is available only for personal documents archived in Kindle format. You can also read documents in PDF and TXT format natively.

Reading Kindle content on other devices
You can synchronise your Kindle books with other supported devices you own and Kindle reading applications. Amazon&apos;s Whispersync technology synchronises your last page read, notes, highlights and bookmarks. For example, you can read a few pages using the Kindle application on your iPhone, iPad or Android device and then pick up right where you left off when you return to your Kindle. For a complete list of supported devices and Device Synchronisation settings, go to www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

Sharing
The sharing feature lets you share books, Kindle highlights and comments with friends via social networks. Using Goodreads on Kindle, you can rate and shelve books and connect with prominent writers. To link your Kindle to your social network accounts and enable sharing, tap the Quick Actions icon on the toolbar, then tap All Settings. On the Settings page, tap My Account and then Social Networks.
To access the sharing feature from within a book, tap the Share icon on the Reading toolbar. To share an excerpt from a book, simply press, hold and drag your finger across the screen to select the desired text, and then tap Share. Select the sharing option you want to use from the list.

Using your Kindle with your computer

Your Kindle uses Amazon Whispernet to deliver books, periodicals, Kindle Singles and personal documents to your Kindle without the need for a computer.
When you first connect the Kindle to a computer&apos;s USB port, it will appear as an external storage drive or volume on the computer&apos;s desktop. This Kindle volume contains a folder called “documents.” You can add Kindle-compatible files to this directory, and you can copy, move or delete the files that are already there. See the Kindle Support website (www.amazon.com/devicesupport) for more information on supported file types.

You can install your favourite fonts on your Kindle and choose one of them from the Display Settings (Aa) menu to read your eBooks. Connect the Kindle to a computer, open the Kindle volume that appears on your desktop and refer to the “Readme.txt” file in the “fonts” folder for more information.
Your Kindle is not usable as a reading device while in USB drive mode. To read a book whilst charging the battery, you must eject the Kindle from your computer&apos;s desktop.

Using the Experimental Web Browser

Your Kindle includes an experimental web browser that lets you surf the web and view most Amazon web pages. The Experimental Web Browser supports JavaScript, SSL and cookies, but does not support media plug-ins. You must have a Wi-Fi connection to access most websites.
To launch the Experimental Web Browser, on the Home screen tap the Menu icon and then select Experimental Browser. The first time you access this page, you will find a list of default bookmarks for commonly used sites. You can access these bookmarks later, by selecting Bookmarks from the web browser menu.
To enter a URL, tap the search field at the top of the screen. Use the onscreen keyboard to enter the web address. A “.com” key is added to the keyboard when you are entering URLs. The address field will retain the last URL you entered.

Tips:

  • To zoom in on a web page or image, place two fingers close together on the centre of the screen and move them apart. To zoom out, place two fingers slightly apart on the screen and pinch them together.
  • Tap links to open a web page.
  • Drag your finger left/right and up/down to navigate a web page.
  • Tap the Back icon in the upper-left corner to return to the previous page you were viewing.
  • Scroll down a web page by dragging your finger up the screen.
  • To enter information in a field on a web page, select the field and the onscreen keyboard will display.
  • To return to previously viewed web pages, tap the Menu icon and select History.

Web browser menu
From within Experimental Web Browser, tap the Menu icon to view other options, including Article Mode, Bookmarks, Bookmark this Page, History and Browser Settings. Browser Settings include Clear History, Clear Cookies, Disable JavaScript and Disable Images. Note that web pages will load faster if you disable JavaScript.
When reading an article, there is also an option to switch to Article Mode, which changes the page layout and displays the article in a simple text column, eliminating surrounding images and ads.

Bookmarks
To bookmark a web page, tap the Menu icon and select Bookmark this Page. To delete a bookmark, tap the Menu icon and select Bookmarks. Tap the Remove button at the bottom of the page, tap to select the checkbox next to the URL(s) you want to remove, and then tap the Remove button.

Downloading files

Some websites may have books or documents that you want to download and read on your Kindle. You will be asked to confirm if you want to download these items to your Kindle Home screen. Supported file types for download include Kindle content (.AZW, .AZW1, .AZW3 and .KFX), unprotected Mobipocket books (.MOBI, .PRC) and text files (.TXT).

Settings

Customizing your Kindle settings
To go to the Settings page, tap the Quick Actions iconon the toolbar, then tap All Settings.
You can also tap the Menu iconand select Settings. Your Kindle must be registered to view all settings. Settings are grouped into categories: My Account, Household & Family Library, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, Device Options, Reading Options, Language & Dictionaries, Accessibility, Parental Controls and Legal.

My Account

Device Name: Use this setting to change the name displayed in the upper-left corner of the Home screen.
Personal Info: Use this field to add personal or contact information, such as an address or phone number, to help identify your Kindle in the event it is lost.
Social Networks: Allows you to link your Kindle to your social network accounts so you can share highlights with your friends.
Deregister Device: Use this option to deregister your Kindle. This will remove all content from the device and many features associated with your account will not work. Items you purchased from an Amazon store will remain available in the Cloud and can be downloaded again. After deregistering, you can register your Kindle to another Amazon account.
Special Offers: Manage how Special Offers appear on your Kindle. For Kindle with Special Offers devices only.
Send-to-Kindle E-mail: Indicates the address to which documents should be e-mailed so that they can be sent to your Kindle. Document formats supported by the conversion service will be converted to Kindle format. (Charges may apply.) To learn more about this feature, go to www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

Household & Family Library

Add individuals to your Household to share content. For more information, see Managing your Amazon Household. This feature is not available in all countries.

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

Aeroplane Mode: When selected, your Kindle will be placed in Aeroplane Mode and you will have no wireless connectivity.
Wi-Fi Networks: Use this option to connect to a Wi-Fi network, display a list of available networks, and view the name of the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to, if any.
Delete Wi-Fi Passwords: Delete Wi-Fi passwords saved to Amazon from this device. For more information, see Managing your saved Wi-Fi passwords.
Bluetooth: Use this option to turn on Bluetooth.
Bluetooth Devices: Add, remove and view available Bluetooth audio devices. Your Kindle can be paired with many Bluetooth enabled devices, including headphones and speakers.

Device Options

Device Info: Displays your device’s Wi-Fi MAC address, serial number, network capability, firmware version and free space available. If your Kindle has been recently updated, tap the What’s New button under this setting to find information about the update.
Device Passcode: Enables you to restrict access to your Kindle by setting a passcode. You’ll subsequently be prompted to enter the passcode whenever you turn on the device or wake it from sleep. If you don’t remember your passcode, you must contact Kindle Customer Service.
Device Time: Use this setting to change the current local time displayed in the top right corner of the screen. To view the time from within a book, tap the top of the screen.
Restart: Restarts your Kindle. You will not lose the books, clippings or other files stored on your Kindle. In the event that your Kindle freezes, press and hold the Power button for 9 seconds until the Power dialog box displays, and then select Restart. If the Power dialog box does not display, press and hold the Power button for 15 seconds. After the LED light turns amber and blinks 4 times, you can release the Power button.
Reset: Resets your Kindle to its original settings and restarts it. You should select this action only if instructed to do so by Kindle Customer Service. Before you reset your Kindle to its defaults, you must back up any personal documents that you’d like to keep. Once your Kindle restarts, you will need to register and download your items from the Cloud. If you want to passcode-protect your Kindle, you must also set up a passcode again.
Advanced Options: Lets you manage the Home screen view, group comics by series, manage Audible content, update your Kindle (when available), enable Whispersync for Books, and perform storage management.

Home & Library

Home Screen View: This option allows you to display or hide recommended content from the Kindle Store and to enable/disable reading lists on Home.
Audible Content: Select where you want Audible items to be displayed.
Show in Library and on Home: Audible items will be visible in your Library and on the Home screen.
Show in Library Filter only: Audible items will only be visible in your Library when the Audible filter is selected, unless they have been downloaded to your Kindle. Choosing this option will not remove any Audible content from your device or account.
Group Comics by Series: Group comics together by series when in library view.
Update Your Kindle: Installs the latest software for your Kindle. This option is disabled if there are currently no software updates available on your Kindle.
Whispersync for Books: Enable and disable the automatic backup of your annotations, most recent page read, furthest page read and collections to Amazon’s servers.
Power Saver: Conserve battery life when your device is not in use. Disabling Power Saver makes the device turn on faster but will significantly reduce the amount of time between battery charges.
Privacy: Enable and disable the use of personal data collected by the device’s operating system for marketing and product improvement.
Storage Management: Manage items downloaded to your device.
Manual Removal: Select items to remove from your Kindle based on content type, including Books, Audiobooks, Periodicals, Docs, Samples and Others. The items downloaded from the cloud will still be accessible by tapping All on your library page. Items that you manually transferred from your computer to your Kindle will be permanently deleted.
Quick Archive: This option allows you to free up storage space on your Kindle by removing items downloaded that have not been opened recently. The items downloaded from the cloud will still be accessible by tapping All on your library page. Items that you manually transferred from your computer to your Kindle will be permanently deleted.

Reading Options

Page Refresh: Set your Kindle to refresh the display every time you turn the page.
Next in Series: Select to display an option to buy the next title in the series when nearing the end of a book.
Language Learning: Lets you manage Word Wise and Vocabulary Builder preferences.

Word Wise: Display hints above challenging words in many popular English-language titles. To turn off multiple hints for a word, disable the Show Multiple-Choice Hints option. Use the Language option to choose between English and Simplified Chinese Word Wise hints.
Vocabulary Builder: Use to toggle Vocabulary Builder on and off. When turned on, words that you look up are added to Vocabulary Builder.
Pinyin: Displays pronunciation guidelines above Chinese characters.
Highlights and About This Book: Lets you manage highlight preferences and About This Book.
Highlight Menu: Toggle on to automatically show the highlight menu when you select a passage of text.
Popular Highlights: Toggle on to display passages that are most frequently highlighted by other Kindle users.
About This Book: Toggle on to display information about the book when you open it for the first time.
Book mentions: Toggle on to display other books mentioned in the book you are reading with the option to get more information about the book through a single click.

Language & Dictionaries

Language: Displays the current language for menus, alerts and dialog boxes, and lets you change to a different language.
Keyboards: Enables you to add keyboards for different languages. If you have multiple keyboards, a Globe key is added to your keyboard. Simply tap the Globe key to select a different keyboard.
Dictionaries: Use to set the default dictionary for each language.

Accessibility

VoiceView Screen Reader: Allows you to toggle VoiceView on and off. The VoiceView screen reader enables you to navigate your Kindle using special gestures, receive voice guidance when you interact with items on the screen, and listen to millions of books.
Tutorial: This tutorial contains helpful information on using your Kindle when VoiceView is enabled, including gestures, text entry and usage tips. You can exit the tutorial at any time using the Exit button at the bottom of the screen.
Speech Rate: Adjust the speed of VoiceView spoken feedback.
Volume: Adjust the volume of VoiceView spoken feedback.
Bluetooth: Add, remove and view available Bluetooth audio devices. Your Kindle can be paired with many Bluetooth enabled devices, including headphones and speakers.

Parental Controls

Kindle for Kids: Use Kindle for Kids to create personalised profiles for your child, select books from your library to share, and set daily reading goals while automatically blocking access to places you may not want your child to go, such as the Kindle and Audible Stores, Goodreads on Kindle or the Experimental Web Browser. When a Kindle for Kids profile is active, you will see a lock icon at the top of the screen next to the Wi-Fi status indicator, and the Deregistration, Household & Family Library and Reset options will be disabled.
Restrictions: Use Restrictions to manually block the Experimental Web Browser, Kindle and Audible Stores, Amazon Cloud and/or Goodreads on Kindle. When restrictions are enabled, you will see a lock icon at the top of the screen next to the Wi-Fi/mobile network status indicator, and the Deregistration, Household & Family Library and Reset options will be disabled.
Change Password: When you set up Kindle for Kids or turn on a restriction for the first time, you will be prompted to create a password. Note that this password will be required to make changes to settings within Parental Controls. If you forget your password, reset it by visiting www.amazon.com/devicesupport and deregistering your device, or by contacting Kindle Customer Service.

Contact Us
Use this setting to troubleshoot issues on the device by accessing help content and to provide feedback. A wireless connection is required.

The Settings contextual menu

When you’re on the Settings page, tapping the Menu icon displays additional options:
Kindle Store: Takes you to the Kindle Store.
Audible Store: Takes you to the Audible Store.
Update Your Kindle: Installs the latest software for your Kindle. This option is disabled if there are currently no software updates available on your Kindle.
Restart: Restarts your Kindle. You will not lose the books, clippings or other files stored on your Kindle. In the event that your Kindle freezes, press and hold the Power button for 9 seconds until the Power dialog box displays, and then select Restart. If the Power dialog box does not display, press and hold the Power button for 15 seconds. After the LED light turns amber and blinks 4 times, you can release the Power button.
Reset: Resets your Kindle to its original settings and restarts it. You should select this action only if instructed to do so by Kindle Customer Service. Before you reset your Kindle to its defaults, you must back up any personal documents that you’d like to keep. Once your Kindle restarts, you will need to register and download your items from the Cloud. If you want to passcode-protect your Kindle, you must also set up a passcode again.
Device Info: Displays your device’s Wi-Fi MAC address, serial number, network capability, firmware version and free space available. If your Kindle has been recently updated, you will find information about the update under this setting.
Legal: Provides legal notices related to your device.

Finding Additional Assistance

The Kindle Customer Service website at www.amazon.com/devicesupport has helpful information, including frequently asked questions and how-to videos.

Appendix A

Safety and Compliance Information

Use Responsibly. Read all instructions and safety information before use.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR OTHER INJURY OR DAMAGE.

Maintaining Your Kindle Device
Water Protection

Your Kindle has been tested to withstand brief accidental immersion in water under certain conditions. However, your Kindle is not intended for underwater use and may experience temporary effects from exposure to water. If your Kindle is immersed in water, follow these instructions:

  • Quickly retrieve your Kindle. If your Kindle has a cover, remove the cover.
  • If your Kindle was immersed in fresh water, unplug all cables and drain your Kindle by letting it stand upright with the micro-USB port facing down.
  • If your Kindle was immersed in other types of water, unplug all cables, drain your Kindle by letting it stand upright with the micro-USB port facing down, rinse your Kindle off using fresh water (such as cold tap water) with the micro-USB port facing the water source, and drain your Kindle again.
  • Let the device dry fully in a well-ventilated location before plugging the USB cable into your Kindle.
  • Do not attempt to dry your Kindle with an external heat source (such as a microwave oven or hair dryer).
  • Do not insert a foreign object into the micro-USB port (such as a cotton swab or paper towel).

To reduce the risk of damage to your Kindle, follow these instructions:

  • Do not intentionally immerse your Kindle in water or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or other liquids (such as beverages).
  • Do not spill any food, oil, lotion or other abrasive substances on your Kindle.
  • Do not expose your Kindle to pressurised water, high velocity water or extremely humid conditions (such as a steam room).

If your Kindle is dropped or otherwise damaged, the waterproofing of the device may be compromised.
For more information concerning care instructions and the waterproofing of your device, please see www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

General Care
Clean the screen with a soft cloth; be careful not to wipe it with anything abrasive. When carrying your Kindle in a bag or briefcase, keep a cover on to avoid scratches.
Don’t expose your Kindle to extreme heat or cold. For example, don’t leave it in the boot of your car in sub-zero or high-heat conditions.
Use of third-party accessories may impact your Kindle device’s performance. In limited circumstances, use of third-party accessories may void your Kindle device’s limited warranty. Read all safety instructions for any accessories before using them with your Kindle.

Servicing Your Device
If your device needs service, please contact Amazon Customer Service. Contact details can be found at www.amazon.com/devicesupport.
Faulty service may void the warranty.

Battery Safety

HANDLE WITH CARE. Your Kindle contains a rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery and should be replaced only by an authorised service provider. Do not disassemble, open, crush, bend, deform, puncture, shred or attempt to access the battery in your Kindle. Do not modify or remanufacture the battery, attempt to insert foreign objects into the battery, or immerse or expose it to water or other liquids, or expose it to fire, explosion or other hazard. Only use the battery for the system for which it is specified. Use of an unqualified battery or charger may present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage or other hazard. Do not short circuit a battery or allow metallic conductive objects to contact battery terminals. Avoid dropping the device or battery. If the device or battery is dropped, especially on a hard surface, and the user suspects damage, do not attempt repair. Contact Amazon Customer Service for assistance.

Keep the device and its charger in a well-ventilated area and away from heat sources, especially when in use or charging. For more information about batteries, go to www.amazon.com/devicesupport. Your Kindle should only be charged using the USB cable included with the device, or another USB cable approved for use with your Kindle, and with a compatible USB charger or USB port that meets the following requirements: USB-IF Battery Charging Spec, Rev 1.2. Do not charge your Kindle near water or in extremely humid conditions.

Other Safety Considerations

  • Engaging in repetitive motions such as pressing keys or playing some games may cause you to experience occasional discomfort in your hands, arms, shoulders, neck or other parts of your body. Discontinue use of your device and consult a doctor if you experience headaches, blackouts, seizures, convulsion, eye or muscle twitching, loss of awareness, involuntary movement, disorientation or other discomfort. To reduce risk of these symptoms, avoid prolonged use, hold your device some distance from your eyes, use your device in a well-lit room, and take frequent breaks.
  • Small parts contained in your device and its accessories may present a choking hazard to small children.
  • Using your Kindle while operating a vehicle is not recommended and may be prohibited or restricted in some areas. If you are in an area where using your Kindle while operating a vehicle is allowed, always give full attention to the operation of the vehicle and stop using your Kindle if it becomes a distraction.
  • Personal medical devices, such as pacemakers, may be sensitive to magnetic and electromagnetic fields. Since Kindle and certain Kindle accessories contain magnets and emit electromagnetic fields, they should be kept at least 6 inches (approximately 15 cm) from any personal medical device. If any interference is observed, consult your doctor before resuming use. Items with magnetically-stored data, such as credit cards and hard drives, may also be sensitive to magnetic or electromagnetic fields, and should not be placed near these Kindle products.

Wireless Safety and Compliance
Turn your wireless connection off in areas where wireless use is forbidden or when it may cause interference or danger. Some specific situations are described below. In general, you should not use your Kindle with your wireless connection turned on any place you are not allowed to use a mobile device.

Turn Off Wireless When Flying
To prevent possible interference with aircraft systems, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration regulations and many other aviation agencies require you to have permission from a crew member to use your device’s wireless service.

Using Your Kindle Around Other Electronic Devices
Kindle generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency (RF) energy and, if not used in accordance with its instructions, may cause interference to radio communications and electronic equipment. External RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic operating systems, entertainment systems and personal medical devices. While most modern electronic equipment is shielded from external RF signals, if in doubt, check with the manufacturer. For personal medical devices (such as pacemakers and hearing aids), consult your doctor or the manufacturer to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF signals.

Steps to Minimise Interference
If your Kindle does cause interference to radio or television reception (which you can determine by turning your Kindle off and on), you can try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: reorient or relocate the receiving antenna for the radio or television; increase the separation between the radio or television and your Kindle; connect equipment and receivers to different outlets; or consult the radio or television manufacturer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Watch for Signs
There are some places where RF signals could constitute a hazard, such as health care facilities and construction sites. If you are not sure, look around for signs indicating that two-way radios or mobile phones should be turned off.
In addition, turn off and do not charge your device if you are in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere, as sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire. Such areas are usually, but not always, clearly identified, and include areas where you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle engine.

FCC Compliance Statement

This device and its related accessories, such as the charger, (the “Products”) comply with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of each Product is subject to the following two conditions: (1) each Product may not cause harmful interference, and (2) each Product must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: The Products have been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device or external switching power supply, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. The Products generate, use and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If a Product does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the Product off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the Product.
The device meets the FCC Radio Frequency Emission Guidelines and is certified with the FCC as the FCC ID number found on the back of the device.

Information Regarding Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy

Your Device is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for exposure to RF energy set by the Federal Communications Commission of the United States (FCC). Information on your Device is on file with the FCC and can be found by inputting your Device’s FCC ID (which can be found on the back of your Device) into the FCC ID Search form available at www.fcc.gov/general/fcc-id-search-page.

Canadian Compliance Statement

Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Compliance
This device contains licence-exempt transmitter(s)/receiver(s) that comply with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s licence-exempt RSS(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause interference.
  2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Information Regarding Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy:

This equipment complies with IC RSS-102 RF exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.

EU Conformity
Hereby, Amazon.com Services, Inc. (fka Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc.), declares that the radio equipment type PQ94WIF and PQ949EY are in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU Declaration of Conformity is available at the following Internet address: www.amazon.com/device_eu_compliance.

Maximum Radio Frequency Power:

  • Wi-Fi Model: WLAN 2.4 GHz: 2412-2472 MHz (19.87 dBm)
  • Bluetooth 4.2: 2402-2480 MHz (11.82 dBm)
  • WAN Model: WLAN 2.4 GHz: 2412-2472 MHz (19.78 dBm)
  • Bluetooth 4.2: 2402-2480 MHz (11.25 dBm)
  • 2G: GSM900: Tx: 880.2-914.8 MHz (28.76 dBm), Rx 925.2-959.8 MHz
  • GSM1800: Tx 1710.2-1784.8 MHz (31.09 dBm), Rx 1805.2-1879.8 MHz
  • 3G: WCDMA B1: Tx 1922.4-1977.6 MHz (23.95 dBm), Rx 2112.4-2167.6 MHz
  • WCDMA B8: Tx 880-915 MHz (18.71 dBm), Rx 925-960 MHz
  • 4G: LTE B1: Tx 1920-1980 MHz (23.99 dBm), Rx 2110-2170 MHz
  • LTE B3: Tx 1710-1785 MHz (25.21 dBm), Rx 1805-1880 MHz
  • LTE B8: Tx 880-915 MHz (19.23 dBm), Rx 925-960 MHz
  • LTE B20: Tx 832-862 MHz (20.97 dBm), Rx 791-821 MHz

Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance Statement

In order to protect human health, this device meets the thresholds for exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields according to Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC.

Recycling Kindle Properly
In some areas, the disposal of certain electronic devices is regulated. Make sure you dispose of or recycle Kindle in accordance with your local laws and regulations. For information about recycling Kindle, go to www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

Recycling Information for Customers in China
www.amazon.com/devicesupport

Product Specifications

Display:
6″ diagonal display, 1448 x 1072 pixels, 300 dpi resolution, 16-level greyscale.
Size:
6.6 inches by 4.6 inches by 0.32 inches (166.57 mm by 115.84 mm by 8.18 mm).
Weight:
Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi: 6.4 ounces (182.3 g).
Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi + LTE (where available) + 3G: 6.7 ounces (191.4 g).
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
Storage:
8 GB internal storage, with approximately 6 GB available to the user;
or 32 GB internal storage, with approximately 27 GB available to the user.
Power:
Amazon 5W charger (sold separately) and rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery.
Connectivity:
USB 2.0 (micro-B connector). 802.11b/g/n wireless modem in Kindle.
Operating temperature:
32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C).
Storage temperature:
14°F to 113°F (-10°C to 45°C).
Wi-Fi:
802.11b/g/n.
Wireless Features:
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, BT 4.2
WAN: Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, BT 4.2, 2G/3G/LTE (where available)
Electrical Rating: 5.2 V = MAX 1.0 A
LEGAL TERMS
By registering or using the device, you agree to the Amazon Conditions of Use and all terms found at www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

If you are a consumer, this One-Year Limited Warranty is provided in addition to, and without prejudice to, your consumer rights.
This Warranty for the Kindle Device (the “Device”) is provided by the entity set forth in the table below. The provider of this warranty is sometimes referred to herein as “we”.
We warrant the Device against defects in materials and workmanship under ordinary consumer use for one year from the date of original retail purchase. During this warranty period, if a defect arises in the Device, and you follow the instructions for returning the Device, we will, at our option, to the extent permitted by law, either (i) repair the Device using either new or refurbished parts, (ii) replace the Device with a new or refurbished Device that is equivalent to the Device to be replaced, or (iii) refund to you all or part of the purchase price of the Device. This limited warranty applies, to the extent permitted by law, to any repair, replacement part or replacement device for the remainder of the original warranty period or for ninety days, whichever period is longer. All replaced parts and Devices for which a refund is given shall become our property. This limited warranty applies only to hardware components of the Device that are not subject to accident, misuse, neglect, fire or other external causes, alterations, repair or commercial use. However, the preceding sentence should not be read as excluding water damage.

Instructions. For specific instructions about how to obtain warranty service for your Device, please contact Customer Service by clicking “Contact Us” via www.amazon.com/devicesupport. In general, you will need to deliver your Device in either its original packaging or in equally protective packaging to the address specified by Customer Service. Before you deliver your Device for warranty service, it is your responsibility to back up any data, software, or other materials you may have stored or preserved on your Device. It is possible that such data, software, or other materials will be lost or reformatted during service, and we will not be responsible for any such damage or loss.

Limitations. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES, AND WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL STATUTORY OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND AGAINST HIDDEN OR LATENT DEFECTS. IF WE CANNOT LAWFULLY DISCLAIM STATUTORY OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THEN TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL SUCH WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY AND TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT SERVICE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG A STATUTORY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. IN SOME JURISDICTIONS THE FOREGOING LIMITATION DOES NOT APPLY TO DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS, OR ANY STATUTORY LIABILITY FOR INTENTIONAL AND GROSS NEGLIGENT ACTS AND/OR OMISSIONS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS “LIMITATIONS” SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO CUSTOMERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION.

This limited warranty gives you specific rights. You may have additional rights under applicable law, and this limited warranty does not affect such rights.
FOR AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. Goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the goods.

If you purchased your device from Amazon.com.au or from authorised resellers located in Australia, this warranty is provided by Amazon Commercial Services Pty Ltd, Level 37, Citigroup Tower, 2 Park Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. Subject to any rights that you may have under the Australian Consumer Law, you may be required to bear the expense of claiming under this limited warranty, including the cost of returning the Device.

Warranty Provider

If you purchased your Device: This Warranty is provided by:
From Amazon.com.au or from authorised resellers located in Australia Amazon Commercial Services Pty Ltd, Level 37, Citigroup Tower, 2 Park Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
From Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es or from authorised resellers located in Europe  

Amazon EU S.à r.l., 5 rue Plaetis, L-2338, Luxembourg

From Amazon.ca Amazon.com.ca, Inc., 410 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210, United States
From    Amazon.in    or    authorised resellers located in India Amazon Seller Services Private Limited, 8th Floor, Brigade Gateway, 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road, Bangalore, Karnataka-560055, India
From     Amazon.co.jp     or      from authorised resellers located in Japan Amazon Japan G.K., 1-8-1 Shimomeguro Meguroku, Tokyo 153-0064, Japan
From Amazon.cn or from authorised resellers located in the People’s Republic of China Amazon Joyo Co. Ltd., 26F, Bldg A, Ocean International Center, No. 56 East 4th Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
 

From Amazon.com.br

Amazon Serviços de Varejo do Brasil Ltda., Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 2041 – Torre E – 18º andar, São Paulo

– SP, 04543-000, Brazil

 

From Amazon.com.mx

Servicios Comerciales Amazon México S. de R.L. de C.V., Boulevard Manuel Avila Camacho #36 Piso 10 y 12, Colonia Lomas De Chapultepec, Seccion Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Distrito Federal, 1100, Mexico
From any other Amazon website or from authorised resellers located in Canada, Brazil, Mexico or other countries not listed above Amazon.com Services, Inc. (fka Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc.), 410 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210, United States

Updates to this table may be posted on www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

Additional Information

You can find the Kindle Terms of Use, Kindle Store Terms of Use, One-Year Limited Warranty, customer service contact information and other applicable terms and Kindle information at http://www.amazon.com/devicesupport.

Patent Notices

The Kindle device and/or methods used in association with the Kindle device may be covered by one or more patents or pending patent applications.

Copyright, Trademark and Other Notices

Amazon, Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle FreeTime, Goodreads, Audible, Sponsored Screensavers, X-Ray, Mobipocket, VoiceView, Whispernet, Whispersync, Person Under Tree logo, 1-Click and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

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All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

FAQS

Does it support Dark Mode….. white letters on black background?

Yes, it switches to Dark Mode of white font with a black background.

Doe this Paperwhite have the features of highlighting, translating, and getting definitions of words?

It only has English dictionary which can give equivalent in foreign language, BUT, unlike my previous paperwhite, it does not a a French to French dictionary, a feature

Does it need internet to use it or does it have internet?

If you mean, do you need wireless, NO you do not. The kindle operates without any need to connect to the internet.
Any books or documents that are on your computer can easily be copied to the kindle (if they’re the kindle-only formats mobi or azw3) via a USB cable, which is included. The only thing you need the internet for is to obtain the books, which you would download from Amazon (from My Content and Devices) or another website, such as a library or author’s site or freebie site.

How often adds appear on the screen?

You only see ads when you’ve turned it off, and when looking in the Kindle store and Library screens. Ads don’t show up while you’re reading.

When you checkout ebook such as at the Brooklyn Library, how long do you have to read it and what happens if you can’t read it in the time allotment?

Brooklyn Public Library (using Overdrive) allows you to choose between 7 or 14 or 21 days checkout time. If you are not able to finish in the allotted time, turn on Airplane mode (wifi off) on your Kindle ereader and the ebook will automatically be returned from your Amazon account to the library so other patrons can borrow it but the ebook will stay on your Kindle until you turn off Airplane mode (turn on wifi) giving you as much time as you need to finish it.

Does it come with the Power Adaptor or must you buy that separately?

It does not come with a Power Adapter but if you have a Power Adapter from any other device (your cell phone, a previous kindle, a tablet, etc), that power adapter will work with the USB-C cable that comes with this Kindle. Alternatively, you can also charge it by plugging into your pc, which is plugged into a charger.

Is this a 4G or 3G device?

Cellular devices use 3G and 4G this is a Wi-Fi only device. As for the hotspot, hotspot is what you cellular device tethers your Wi-Fi device to for internet access.

Can i expand the memory in this? Slot for a card?

No, there is no card slot for expansion,.

How do I find a certain chapter on the paper white?

Open a book. Tap the top of the screen to bring up the toolbar. Tap the small icon that looks like stacked lines, in between the A icon and the bookmark icon.

Are the images in color?

No, it’s all back and white

Can you verticle scroll?

While you are reading no, you can’t scroll vertically, kindle books have “pages” you can go back or forward swiping or touching sides of screen. While you are in menu screens (home, store, options, …) your scroll is vertical

how do i get to the home page?

Touch towards the top of the page and an arrow pointing left with HOME next to it will show up. Then, just touch that and it will take you to the home page.

Can you rotate the book?

Yes, but not from any of the “Settings”, it has to be done from the individual material you’re reading. For instance, open a book to read; tap the top of the page; tap the Aa; tap layout; then tap orientation.

What hand held machine plays games?

fire tablet

How do you download books on to it? Do you have to use an app on your phone or can you find books on the kindle itself?

You can use either the kindle or your phone with kindle app, or Libby app (for library books)

Can you read in the dark with it?

Yes. That is it’s best characteristic. And it is easier to see in the sunlight than a Kindle is.

Does ejecting it from pc stop the charging, if the usb is still attached? i want to use it while charging but it says to eject it first.

No, eject the kindle drive don’t stop the charging process

Will it blend?

Yes it will, but putting it in a blender will likely void your warranty.

Do you have a reading light similar to the older model?

Not sure exactly what you are asking. But if you want to know if the screen is lighted the answer is yes. It works very similar to my older Voyage Kindle and Oasis Kindle.

Can the books i read in kindle app be transferred to the kindle paperwhite reader?

Yes.


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